Photograph of huon pine carving of a minstrel by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912
Midwood, Thomas Claude Wade Photograph of huon pine carving of a minstrel by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912. [Image] (Unpublished)
Photograph of a Huon pine carving of a minstrel. It depicts a dancing minstrel which may have been inspired by Midwood’s tour of America as guitarist and banjo player with a travelling musical show in the 1870s.
This is one of eight of his Huon pine carvings held in the collection of Narryna Heritage Museum, Hampden Road, Battery Point. They were donated to Narryna in 1968 by the artist’s son Mr. Edwin Midwood.
Midwood created a series of Huon pine carvings of caricatures based either on real life characters or imaginary ones. Some of these were shown at the Arts and Crafts Exhibitions held at the new Custom House and General Post Office, Hobart in 1903 and 1904 (Weekly Courier, 19 September 1903; Tasmanian Mail, 12 Nov 1904). He also designed the certificate of awards made at the Exhibitions. (Photographs by Gillian Ward).
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Craig, Clifford, More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints, Launceston [Tas.], Foot & Playsted, 1983. Chapter 12 ‘Tom Midwood, Cartoonist’.
Mercer, Peter, ‘Tom Midwood of Hobart: 19th century caricaturist and artist extraordinaire’, Australian Antiques Collector, v.43 Jan-June 1992 p. 78-80|
|Keywords:||Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Tasmania, caricature, caricaturist, cartoonist, artist, draftsman, musician, designer, woodcarver, social history, Australia, Tasmania, Hobart, Public Works Department, Narryna Heritage Museum, Peter Mercer, minstrel, Huon pine, carving, banjo, America|
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|Deposited On:||02 Jul 2008 13:35|
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